Oracle Accuses Google for Stealing 11,500 Lines Of Code To Build Android OS

Google used Java API to make Android OS and Oracle claims this infringes on its copyright law and Generally, Oracle is accusing Google of using its code to build Android OS and this doesn’t fall under its fair usage policy.

The case has been in court since 2012 and Oracle seems to be on the wining side, if eventually Google looses this case they will be giving out a chunk of it earnings from Android OS to Oracle.

According to Arstechnica, earlier today in court, Oracle lawyer Peter Bicks said:
You don’t take people’s property without permission and use it for your own benefit. Google took a shortcut, and they took a shortcut at Oracle’s expense. Java was developed by Sun Microsystems in 1991 but the company was later acquired by Oracle in 2010. 
The case was thrown out of court in 2012, the presiding judge ruled that the Java API could not be copyrighted as claimed by Oracle and Google did not infringe on any copyright. The district court ruling was later reversed in 2014 by the Federal Circuit. Now, Oracle is seeking $8.8 billion in damages.

According to Oracle lawyer:
They copied 11,500 lines of code. It’s undisputed. They took the code, they copied it, and put it right into Android.
Oracle also  presented evidence that shows Google intentionally discarded the option of getting a licence from Oracle to use Java API and form partnership. A 2010 email sent by engineer Tim Lindholm to Android chief Andy Rubin shows clearly what Google should have done even before now. 

The email reads:
What we’ve actually been asked to do (by Larry and Sergei) is to investigate what technical alternatives exist to Java for Android and Chrome. We’ve been over a bunch of these and think they all suck. We conclude that we need to negotiate a license for Java.
So far, We do not know who the court verdict will be in favour but with the evidence provided by Oracle against Google also stated that they used there programming language been JAVA and has made huge profit from it. Google has made $42 billion in gross revenue from 2008 to 2015.
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